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MOTOR

WATTAGE/
VOLTAGE
WIDTH/
LENGTH
NO LOAD
SPEED
STALLED
CURRENT
MAX CONT
CURRENT
DCC
FRIENDLY

0 GAUGE

Canon 1833

3.5w 12v D/E

18 x 33

11000 rpm

2 amps

0.9 amps

Yes

This motor is the most cost effective of all the motors and provides good slow speed running and enough power to pull all but the heaviest of Expresses.

Maxon 220514 with leadwires

2w 12v S/E

16 x 26

15500 rpm

0.933 amps

0.394 amps

Yes

Maxon 352923 with leadwires

2.5w 12v S/E

19 x 29

10300 rpm

0.884 amps

0.333 amps

Yes

These are coreless motors with excellent slow speed running – the 2w is ideal for small locomotives where space is limited and the 2.5w is suitable for small and mixed traffic locomotives.

Maxon 202413 with leadwires

6w 12v S/E

22 x 32

10200 rpm

2.20 amps

0.597 amps

Yes

Maxon 110143

6w 6v S/E

22 x 32

9240 rpm

2.64 amps

1.06 amps

Yes (In series)

Maxon 352988 with leadwires

6w 12v D/E

22 x 32

10200 rpm

2.20 amps

0.597 amps

Yes

Maxon 110156

6w 6v D/E

22 x 32

9240 rpm

2.64 amps

1.06 amps

Yes (In series)

A coreless motor providing up to 30% more power than the Canon, robust, smooth with excellent slow speed running ideally suited for the larger locomotives and steeply graded railways.

*Maxon 247623 with leadwires

10w 12v S/E

24 x 32

11000 rpm

7.29 amps

0.84 amps

Yes

A coreless rare earth magnet motor providing up to 60% more power than the standard 12v 6w Maxon with exceptional smooth, slow speed running and is ideally suited for the largest locomotives pulling heavy trains and well suited for large garden railways and steep gradients.

Maxon Surplus

2.5w 6v S/E

21 x 28

9600 rpm

N/A

N/A

No

A 6v coreless motor ideal for small and mixed traffic battery powered locomotives.

Portescap 22N

3.8w 12v S/E

22 x 32

5900 rpm

0.445 amps

0.38 amps

Yes

The Escap motor is the quietest of all the motors and offers excellent smooth slow speed running but perhaps has insufficient power for the larger tasks.

TRACTION MOTOR

Canon DN16

1.2w 12v S/E

16 X 20

16000 rpm

0.32 amps

0.17 amps

Yes

GAUGE 1 MOTORS

Maxon 247623 with leadwires

10w 12v S/E

24 x 32

11000 rpm

7.29 amps

0.84 amps

Yes but see DCC info page

Maxon 266540

20w 12v S/E

29 x 45

9587 rpm

22.4 amps

0.84 amps

Yes but see DCC info page

Please note that the Maxon 202413 and the Maxon 247623 (10w) can also be used for smaller Gauge 1 Locomotives

There is also the opportunity to download our speed charts - click the link to go to Downloads page.

Most newer decoders have built in current protection. The decoder will simply shut down if the current exceeds the maximum that the decoder can give. These decoders can be a little more expensive to buy but usually come with a manufactures guarantee so will be replaced if anything goes wrong. Please check with your decoder supplier to ensure this is the case. With these decoders, the stalled current of the motor is not so important, but the maximum continuous current of the motor is very important. If this is exceeded, we want the chip to shut down to protect the motor. On the other hand, if a power hungry motor is quite happy to draw 2 amps when pulling a heavy goods train up the 1:40 gradient, we don’t want the decoder to shut down when we get half way up. As an example, our 6 watt Maxon motor has a stalled current of 2.2 amps but the maximum continuous current is only 0.597 amps, so the LokPilotDDC V4.0 decoder with a maximum continuous current of 1.1 amps is perfect for the job.